The church was also a school. The principal of the school, who was a legalistic nun, thought that that the priest of the school might have had inappropriate interactions with the school’s first African American boy. The movie focuses on the principal trying to get the priest to leave, but being unable to dredge up any evidence against the priest. In the end the principal lies to the priest and gets him to leave but it never showed any proof that the priest was guilty. So thus it is left up to the viewer to determine who they think was right.
He says, “It was a private matter.” (Shanley 32). After all the arguing, Father Flynn threatens Sister Aloysius and Sister James starts to believe Flynn. A common argument against this position is that Father Flynn was really trying to help Donald be successful in school. Father Flynn may have been helping the only Negro in the school. Flynn says, “That back boy needs a helping hand or he’s not going to make it here!” (Shanley 40).
1. In the movie and play doubt I get the feeling that father Flynn did have an inappropriate relationship with Donald Miller. At the end of the movie Sister Beauvier states that Father Flynn’s resignation from the church was his confession, and I believe this. If Father Flynn had nothing to hide, why would he run away instead of fight to prove his innocence? I do understand why staying to fight might of made the situation worst if Father Flynn was innocent.
A brother making his younger sibling touch his casket is very cruel Then threatening if it is not touched you would be left alone, which is Doodle's biggest fear. The brother manipulates Doodle on purpose. This shows cruelty from an older sibling making their own blood suffer for matter enjoyment. This point could be considered "tough love" to some and make him mentally stronger as a person. So it depends on how you interpret the brother's motivations for wanting to teach Doodle these skills.
Based upon the evidence I discovered in Doubt, it is apparent that Father Flynn is guilty due to his overfriendliness towards Donald Muller as well as the presence of metaphorical signs. To begin, Father Flynn appears to be guilty due to his fondness and overfriendliness towards all the boys. First, Flynn suggests attempting to strengthen bonds with the children of the school by taking all of them
After Father Flynn leaves and it seems that victory has been achieved for Sister Aloysius she overcame with doubt herself which brings it back to opening scene of the sermon that Father Flynn gives about doubt. Even the most hardened and sure people experience doubt about something and Sister Aloysius is left in doubt after all that has happened. Also since Father Flynn left after the false call it leaves his possible wrongdoings still in the air and along with Sister Aloysius’ doubts it leaves the readers and audience in doubt with the ending. This a clever action by John Patrick Stanley as not only does he name his play Doubt but leaves up for speculation for the
It is true that Sister Aloysius does not have any evidence to back up her accusations. She has to admit when talking to Mrs. Muller what the situation really is: “I’m concerned, to be frank, that Father Flynn may have made advances on your son… but I can’t be certain” (Shanley 45). Without any proof it could be argued that Sister Aloysius had a personal vengeance for Father Flynn or was reading too far into a simple situation. Nevertheless, the Priest had no proof of innocence either. Father Flynn has no one but God to collaborate his story: “Whatever I have done, I have left in the healing hands of my confessor.
To begin Proctor first tries to hide is crime from the other villagers however Abigail seems to want to expose their relationship. Proctor’s crime of adultery is a form of baggage that he must carry for the rest of his life. Therefore Proctor does everything to keep his secret safe however his partner in adultery, Abigail Williams, thinks otherwise. In the first interaction where the reader is introduced to their vulgar crime Proctor is speaking to Abigail outside Reverend Parris's’ home. During this interaction Proctor states “ Abby,I may think
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died. Ismene would not be punished since she did not commit the crime and Antigone received banishment to a small cell as an alternative to death.
Even though his father thought that school was just a waste of time, his mother knew that if Mark were to go to school he would have a better life than what he had growing up. Mark states, ¨When my mother began dropping hints that I would soon be going to school, I vowed never to go because school was a waste of time¨ (1). As his story goes on you see his mindset change. From him stepping foot into tribal school and meeting the Principal, to him getting the news his father had beaten his mother ferociously. Anger being built up inside of him.